LITTLE BLACK BOOK ★★★
(Encore) On paper, it’s just another high-tech updating of a tired romantic-comedy formula: Girl meets boy, girl doubts boy, girl pokes around in boy’s Palm Pilot till she synchs up a mess of trouble. But this “Working Girl”-meets-“Broadcast News” homage turns out to be above average as featherweight chick flicks go, and even Brittany Murphy doesn’t derail it playing cute.
(PG-13; runs through Oct. 11)
SHANGHAI KNIGHTS ★★
(Encore) A slipshod mess in all the departments associated with Hollywood craft (plot, dialogue, editing, music), but goofily amusing whenever Jackie Chan does his fists-of-Buster-Keaton thing or Owen Wilson uncorks another stoner-dude anachronism. The two cross-cultural pals find themselves in 1890s London, but it’s the Hong Kong action-flick regulars — Chan, Fann Wong as his crouching-tiger sister, Donnie Yen as a villain — who hold your attention. (PG-13; runs through Oct. 11)
(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” transposed to modern-day India, courtesy of filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (“The Trip”). A sumptuously shot but uninvolving melodrama of a country girl’s seduction and betrayal, it suffers from a passive heroine played by a passive leading lady, the dazzling but dramatically inert Freida Pinto. In Hindi and English, with subtitles. (R; runs through Oct. 11)